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Hate Crimes

Murderers Thought 'It Was Funny' When Victim Pleaded For Life

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.05.2012 | Crime

JACKSON, Miss. -- A fourth man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in ...

VIDEO: Teen Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime

Posted 11.28.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A college student who was beaten at a gas station near campus Sunday says she was the victim of a hate crime. Nacrisha Cash, 19, told WSVN...

Alleged Anti-Gay Hate Crime Victim Makes Surprising Claims About Her Attacker

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

The victim of an alleged Alabama hate crime is dismissing claims that the attack was somehow motivated by her sexuality. Mallory Owens, 23, told C...

Alabama Woman Suffers Multiple Skull Fractures After Alleged Anti-Gay Attack

Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices

Update on November 28 at 11:19am ET: Mallory Owens claims the attack was not based on her sexuality. For the full story, click here. An Alabama wom...

Wisconsin Volunteer Recants Claim He Was Assaulted For Being Gay Republican

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

A former full-time volunteer for Wisconsin state senator and U.S. House candidate Chad Lee (R) recanted his claim Monday that he had suffered a beatin...

Lila Shapiro

Acquittal In Kentucky Throws Fuel On Hate Crime Debate | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Over the past 10 years, as gay rights advocates have pushed the government to take steps to protect gay people from hate crimes, those arguing for and...

Beloved NYC Gay Activist Taken Off Life Support After Assault

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

A prominent New York lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocate has been taken off life support after being brutally attacked over ...

Punitive Psychiatry Making a Comeback in Russia?

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 12.24.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

By now, it seems that everyone has heard of the Russian female punk collective Pussy Riot. Yet the band's prosecution is but an episode in Russia's ongoing misuse of antiextremism laws directed against dissenting voices.

Saying Goodbye To Tolerance

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

In spite of our long history and tradition of tolerance, I am finding myself increasingly intolerant -- specifically, of the theology and practice of many evangelical Christians. But I say this with some real sorrow, and some measure of guilt.

On Dating Men, And Hate Crimes At Home

Amy Andre | Posted 12.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

A new report shows that bisexual women and gay men experience higher rates of domestic-violence victimization than people of other gender-and-sexual-orientation combinations. Thus, queer people in relationships with men are being abused by those men at disproportionate rates.

WATCH: 'Don't Hit Me Just Because I Like Boys'

Posted 10.12.2012 | Gay Voices

A North Carolina-based gay couple claims they were victims of a brutal hate crime that left them bruised and bloodied. As WSOCTV is reporting, Mar...

LGBT History Month Icon Of The Day: Matthew Shepard

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Just past midnight on October 7, 1998, one of the most horrific anti-gay hate crimes in American history took place in Laramie, Wyoming. Matthew Shepa...

14 Years Ago Today

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Aaron Kreifels was riding his bike through a field in Wyoming. He wasn't expecting that day to be different from any other beautiful sunny afternoon in the vast plains surrounding Laramie, but that day would change many lives.

Couple Finds Anti-Gay Death Threat Spraypainted On Their Home

Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Two Texas-based gay men are fearing for their safety after finding a homophobic death threat spraypainted on their home. Pronews7 reports that Jos...

Toledo Mosque Hit By Arson

Religion News Service | David Yonke | Posted 10.03.2012 | Religion

TOLEDO, Ohio (RNS) Muslim worshippers are reeling from an arson fire at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, but are grateful for an outpouring of su...

Family Believes Indiana Man Killed In House Fire Was Victim Of Anti-Gay Hate Crime

Posted 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices

Sources say that a mysterious Indianapolis house fire that left one man dead may have been an anti-gay hate crime. WBIW cites family members who s...

Hate Crimes against Sikhs Should Be Documented

Rev. Winnie Varghese | Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Winnie Varghese

1 in 10 Sikhs in California have reported being targeted for a hate crime.

10-Year-Old Boy Apologizes For Beating Immigrant

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.26.2012 | Crime

A 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy admitted in Family Court on Tuesday that he attacked and robbed a Vietnamese immigrant, in what the judge called a "hat...

To Counter The Chorus Of Hate We Must Form An Alliance Of Good Faith

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 11.25.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Hate has become the tonic chord of our times. Its frequency in the news has more than doubled in the last five years, and, according to Google Trends, this year as a search term it spiked to an all-time high.

After Shooting, Sikhs Push For More Legal Protections

Religion News Service | Jeanie Groh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion

(RNS) U.S. Sikhs are taking heart in a widely publicized Senate hearing on hate crimes and a pledge by the Justice Department to consider tracking hat...

Would You Die For Love?

William Dameron | Posted 11.20.2012 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I learned some sobering facts while researching this post. One of them is that because I am gay, I am 41 times more likely to become a victim of a hate crime. The question is not whether I would die for love, but whether I will.

16 Amish GUILTY Of Hate Crimes In Beard Cutting Attacks

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 09.21.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect ...

Amish Beard Cutting Conspiracy?

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 11.20.2012 | Crime

CLEVELAND — Sixteen Amish men and women were convicted Thursday of hate crimes for a series of hair- and beard- cutting attacks on fellow sect m...

'This Was Not My Mother's Dream' Sikh Testifies About Mom Slain In Temple

AP | LARRY MARGASAK | Posted 11.19.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — The son of a massacre victim at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to begin collecting statisti...

Hate Crimes vs America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Rev. Otis Moss III

Hate crimes are antithetical to equality and justice and silence is the environment where the virus of hate thrives. By speaking up we can inoculate our country from the spread of this deadly spiritual disease.